The Current Sessions®

Live Performances from The Current

Two Gallants - in studio

Two Gallants have a soft-spoken manner that belies the power of their warm, romantic Western sound: equal parts American traditional and the modern, world-weary sensibility of a new generation.

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Mason Jennings - in studio

It's been seven years since Mason Jennings first gained notice as the standing Thursday night act at the 400 Bar. Now the beloved troubador has moved from D.I.Y. to indie label to a major.

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Film School - in studio

San Francisco-based Film School has a flair for majestic swirls of layered guitar and keyboards, which they juxtapose with driving, and sometimes jagged, melodies.

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The Concretes - in studio

The Concretes hail from Stockholm, Sweden. They are playing with borrowed instruments after being the victims of theft outside the Bowery Ballroom in New York. Where they found a loaner glockenspiel is a mystery. Lead singer Victoria Bergman was joined on our studios by the flute-playing pianist and glockenspieler Ludwig Rylander and guitarist Daniel Varjo.

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In the Studio

Gomez performs live in the UBS forum In the Studio

Gomez took off in the late 90s and everything must have seemed easy. A big label signed them, they won awards and sold records. But their last few CDs for that big label got lost in the shuffle. Luckily, the band stuck together, found a new label and carried on. They are known for energetic live shows, an ever-changing sound and, at least here at The Current, for fine footwear.

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The Vacation - in studio

The Vacation, a four-piece from LA, offers a new look at pure old-fashioned rock: they're gritty, noisy, catchy, and mesmerizing. The band, fronted by brothers Ben and Steve Tegel, are also articulate and enthusiastic as they talk and joke about their musical influences, their new record, and their evolution from the underground L.A. scene to a new major-label record deal. On their way to a show at the 7th St. Entry, The Vacation stopped in at the Current studios to chat with Mark Wheat.

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David Ford - in studio

The affable English singer/songwriter David Ford just released his debut album, "I Sincerely Apologise for All the Trouble I've Caused," and has been touring with Gomez and Aqualung.

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